Submitted to the Herald Review

PINE RIVER — The first day of school is just around the corner for Pine River Area Schools, meaning the annual open house and community-wide cookout and tailgate party have been set.

The open house will be Tuesday, Aug. 29, and will run from 4 to 6 p.m. in the K-3 building and from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. in the 4-12 building. Students and parents are invited to come in to get schedules, locker assignments, complete required paperwork and meet teachers and staff. While the paving, painting and striping of the parking lot at the K-3 (lower elementary) may not be finished, the middle school-high school parking will be ready.

Parents may find more detailed information regarding parking, drop off/pick up points for fall and other information on the district's website and around the villages at businesses in the upcoming weeks.